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Canada Express Entry: A 2024 Guide to Fast-Track Your Migration to Canada!

Canada is the second most desired country in the world for immigrants. However, there are a lot of people who want to move to Canada but cannot get an invitation for a PR Visa.

The Canadian government has set a limit on how many permanent resident applications they will accept each year. If you don’t make it out of this pool, then you have to wait until next year. This page talks about the EE requirements, process, cost, and how we can help you.

The Canada Express Entry process follows a points-based system called a Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS. Points are allotted to applicants based on skills, experience, employment history, and provincial/territorial nomination.

What is the Canada Express Entry System?


Express Entry is a point-based Canada immigration regulatory system developed by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in 2015. With this system, the Canadian government can manage skilled worker applications wanting to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents.

Applicants with the highest points receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for PR in Canada.

There are three significant immigration programs under Express Entry – 

  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

What is the Eligibility Criteria for Canada Express Entry?


The eligibility criteria for the express Entry are:

  • A test proving adequate knowledge of English or French
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) positive report
  • A score of at least 67 points to qualify for some programs
  • Good medical health
  • Ability to clear the debt
  • No age barrier, but no point are awarded for over 47 years

Eligibility criteria for Express Entry differ according to the selected program.

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Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is point-based. It assigns points to applicants after assessing various factors. The factors and sub-factors are explained below.

There are a total of 1200 points. You must remember –

  • Core or Human Capital factor + Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points
  • Core or Human Capital factor + Spouse or common-law partner factors + Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points
  • Core or Human Capital factor + Spouse or common-law partner factors + Transferability factors + Additional factors = Maximum 1200 points

What Documents are Required for the Canada Express Entry Visa?


The documents required for the Express entry depend on two stages:

  • Profile submission
  • Permanent residency application submission

For profile submission you’d need:

  • Passport
  • Report of Educational Credential Assessment
  • Results of the language test
  • Employment offer (if received)
  • Provincial nomination ((if accepted)

For permanent residence application submission, you need:

  • Proof of funds
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Medical examination report

Proof of funds

Proof of funds is the way the immigrants show that they have enough finance for immigration to Canada. The programs that require the showing of proof of funds are –

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Experience Class (CEC) program.

Showing proof of funds for Express Entry

You need to show proof of funds for Express Entry as per your family members. 

IRCC Express Entry Proof of Funds Requirement in 2024

Number of family members 

Funds required in Canadian dollars (CAD)

Approximate in Indian Rupees (INR) 

As per 1 CAD = 60.05 INR


CAD 13,757



CAD 17,127



CAD 21,055



CAD 25,564



CAD 28,994



CAD 32,700



CAD 36,407


For each additional family member 

CAD 3,706



If proof of funds is not required, you must write a letter. The letter must state the reason for not showing it.

The reasons can be -

  • You have got a valid job offer.
  • You are invited to apply under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Accepted proof of funds

Things that are accepted as proof of funds are –

  • Money in a joint account (if your spouse is accompanying you)
  • Cash
  • Bonds
  • Treasury bills
  • Debentures
  • Money orders
  • Banker’s drafts
  • Traveler’s cheque
  • Official letters from any financial institutions. 

These letters must have:

  • The letterhead of the specific financial institution
  • Your name
  • Their contact details
  • The list of any outstanding debts like loans
  • All account numbers (if more than one)
  • The date of the opening of each account
  • The present balance in the accounts
  • The average balance calculated for the last six months

Not counted as proof of funds

Things that cannot be counted as proof of funds are –

  • Valuation of real properties
  • Borrowed money

How to Apply for the Canada PR Express Entry Visa?

You can apply to Canada PR express entry by following the steps given below:

  1. Check if you are eligible for the program
  2. Collect all the required documents
  3. Create your Express Entry profile
  4. Submit the profile
  5. The candidates are selected based on their CRS scores
  6. The applicant with the highest score gets an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  7. After the ITA, candidates have to apply within 60 days for permanent residence
  8. If selected, you have to submit additional documents
  9. After verification, you can get PR in Canada

Check Out the Latest Canada Express Entry Draw here.

What are the costs for Canada Express Entry in 2024?

The fees that you have to submit depends on your application. You have the option to pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) either - (1) at the time of your Canada PR application submission, or (2) when Canadian permanent residence is granted to you.

Canadian Permanent Residence in 2024 - Economic Immigration - Fees List 

The fees for all permanent residence applications have been increased by IRCC on April 30, 2022. 

Applicable to


Fee in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Fee in Indian Rupees (INR) ( **Approx. 1 CAD - INR 60.7)

Main Applicant

Application processing fee

CAD 850

INR 51,596

Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

CAD 515

INR 31,261


Application processing fee

CAD 850

INR 51,596


CAD 515

INR 31,261

Dependent child

CAD 230 (per child)

INR 13,961 (per child)


Note. RPRF is to be paid when your Canada PR application is approved. You can submit your Canada PR application without the same. However, to prevent processing delays, it is recommended to pay the fee along with your application. 

RPRF is refunded if you withdraw your PR application or get a refusal by IRCC. 

You can’t become a permanent resident of Canada without paying the RPRF.

Other Costs to Consider:

  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for Immigration: CAD 240 (for ECA by WES). This will be INR 14,676 approximately.
  • Language tests - IELTS or CELPIP for English: INR 15,500 for IELTS; INR 10,845 for CELPIP General.
  • Provincial nomination, if applicable: between CAD 250 or INR 15,291 approx. (New Brunswick) and CAD 1,500 or INR 91,732 approx. (Ontario).

Other miscellaneous expenses: certificates, notaries, translations, courier deliveries, affidavits, biometrics, etc.

Overall cost breakdown in each step:

What is the Processing Time for Canada Express Entry Visa?

It usually takes around 6 months to process the application once it is received. It is important for the applicant to provide all the necessary documents before the processing window opens.

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